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December 22, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
Tenants of a downtown Los Angeles hotel that was immortalized on the cover of 1970 album by the Doors filed a "slumlord" lawsuit Tuesday, alleging that they have been forced to live with rats and without heat, working plumbing and other basic amenities.
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August 11, 2013 | By Martha Groves
From Venice Beach comes a seemingly simple tale of art imitating art, complicated by the ghost of a rock 'n' roll legend. In early 1969, a pioneering Venice muralist thought it would be a kick to paint a trompe l'oeil street scene on the back exterior wall of his studio, so that if an observer stood across the street and looked left and right he'd see the same view, more or less. From a distance that allowed ample perspective, artist Victor Henderson photographed a motley stretch of structures just down the block, with a slip of the calm Pacific in the background.
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January 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sentenced the owners of the Morrison Hotel to five years probation Wednesday after they were convicted of 21 counts involving slum conditions at the property. The judge ordered Sauli and Henry Danpour to control a vermin infestation in the four-story, residential hotel or face 120 days in jail.
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January 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge sentenced the owners of the Morrison Hotel to five years probation Wednesday after they were convicted of 21 counts involving slum conditions at the property. The judge ordered Sauli and Henry Danpour to control a vermin infestation in the four-story, residential hotel or face 120 days in jail.
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August 11, 2013 | By Martha Groves
From Venice Beach comes a seemingly simple tale of art imitating art, complicated by the ghost of a rock 'n' roll legend. In early 1969, a pioneering Venice muralist thought it would be a kick to paint a trompe l'oeil street scene on the back exterior wall of his studio, so that if an observer stood across the street and looked left and right he'd see the same view, more or less. From a distance that allowed ample perspective, artist Victor Henderson photographed a motley stretch of structures just down the block, with a slip of the calm Pacific in the background.
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October 10, 1998 | STEVE HARVEY
A press release for a media event at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena said, "While you dine you'll have the opportunity to hear the seven featured speakers from the World Congress on Liposuction Surgery." I can hear my stomach growling already. MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Some people eat too much. For numerous sea lion pups that washed ashore during El Nino, the problem was the opposite.
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April 18, 1999 | STEVE HOCHMAN
Henry Diltz has been one of the most respected and familiar rock photographers for three decades. Among his 200-plus album covers are such classics as Crosby, Stills & Nash's debut and the Doors' "Morrison Hotel." He was also the official photographer of Woodstock--and will be again at the 30th anniversary Woodstock '99 in July. Yet he's still reluctant to consider himself a professional. So it's little surprise that he's never had a major gallery showing.
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February 9, 1988
The Los Angeles city's attorney's office, in a move to force repairs at a hotel and three apartment houses, on Monday charged two companies and five people in four separate slumlord cases. Conditions at the buildings allegedly included rat and cockroach infestation, exposed electrical wiring, defective fire doors and damaged walls, floors and ceilings.
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July 19, 2013 | By Deborah Vankin
Blondie guitarist Chris Stein is back -- again . Never mind the new wave/pop punk band's 1997 reboot, or the fact that bits and pieces of its 10th album, “Ghosts of Download,” started leaking onto the Internet last month. Stein, also an accomplished photographer, will soon have his first art exhibition in more than 30 years at L.A.'s Morrison Hotel Gallery. “I had one show in London and one in New York in the early '80s -- that's it,” Stein says. “I always meant to do more, but music has been all encompassing.” PHOTOS: Chris Stein's Photo Exhibit In his late teens, Stein set out to become a photographer as well as a musician; he attended New York's School of Visual Arts in the late '60s with an emphasis on art photography.
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January 21, 1996 | Robert Hilburn and Items are rated on a scale of one star (poor), two stars (fair), three stars (good) and four stars (excellent).
If you grew weary over the holidays of revisiting one legendary '60s band (via the Beatles' "Anthology 1" album), here's your chance to start off the new year by reliving some of the magic of one of the other celebrated bands from the era, the Doors. Even if you already own "Dance on Fire," "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" and "The Soft Parade" in videocassette form, this laser package, which combines all three, is a delight.
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December 22, 2004 | Carla Rivera, Times Staff Writer
Tenants of a downtown Los Angeles hotel that was immortalized on the cover of 1970 album by the Doors filed a "slumlord" lawsuit Tuesday, alleging that they have been forced to live with rats and without heat, working plumbing and other basic amenities.
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October 10, 1998 | STEVE HARVEY
A press release for a media event at the Ritz-Carlton Huntington Hotel in Pasadena said, "While you dine you'll have the opportunity to hear the seven featured speakers from the World Congress on Liposuction Surgery." I can hear my stomach growling already. MORE FOOD FOR THOUGHT: Some people eat too much. For numerous sea lion pups that washed ashore during El Nino, the problem was the opposite.
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November 9, 2006 | Steve Hochman, Special to The Times
NEAL PRESTON returned to his Hollywood Hills home after a short Las Vegas visit recently and was dismayed at what he found.
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October 21, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Barry Feinstein, a photographer who gained renown as one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, including shooting iconic album covers for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and George Harrison, has died. He was 80. Feinstein, a longtime resident of Woodstock, N.Y., who had been in failing health the last 10 years, died Thursday at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y., said his wife, Judith Jamison Feinstein. In an award-winning career that began in the 1950s and included shooting many of Hollywood's biggest stars, Feinstein had photos published in Life, Look, Time, Esquire, Newsweek and other magazines.
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